Pensioner's lucky escape after crash

AN IPSWICH pensioner had a lucky escape today when a car crashed into her front garden and careered to a stop just feet from her front door.Ethel Meager, 84, was sleeping at her Belmont Road home when a silver Ford Mondeo crashed through her front wall, crushed her flower beds and ended up parked on her lawn.

AN IPSWICH pensioner had a lucky escape today when a car crashed into her front garden and careered to a stop just feet from her front door.

Ethel Meager, 84, was sleeping at her Belmont Road home when a silver Ford Mondeo crashed through her front wall, crushed her flower beds and ended up parked on her lawn.

The male driver of the car and a 15-year-old girl passenger were both taken to Ipswich Hospital with head injuries but the man has since been discharged.

Mrs Meager, a widow, said: “I was so lucky as the car was just feet from my house.


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“The joke of it is I thought I was dreaming when I heard the bang and didn't even bother getting up.

“The next thing I knew the police were knocking on my door and I was so shocked when I saw the car and the mess it made.

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“There was a girl in the back crying and all my nice neighbours had come out to see if I was okay.”

A police spokesman said the car, which had another passenger inside, lost control about 200m away from the house.

It hit a kerb on the opposite side of the road, near Yew Tree Rise, and then travelled over to Mrs Meager's house, which is opposite Sycamore Close.

An accident investigation is underway.

Emergency crews were called at 12.30am and firefighters used hydraulic equipment to free the teenager from the vehicle.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call Sergeant John Hawkes at Suffolk police's road policing unit on 01473 613500.

N Suffolk police were also called to Nacton Road today after two cars were in collision near the Esso garage.

A white Peugeot and a blue Ford Mondeo collided at around 6.45am but were moved to the side of the road to avoid traffic disruption.

No one was seriously hurt in the accident.

n. Do you know the people involved in the crash? Contact The Evening Star news desk on 01473 324788 or email starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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